Blackout is the name of Call of Duty’s take on the Battle Royale mode, where a large number of players fight until the last person standing.
Black Ops 4 breaks away from its single-player campaign to focus on multiplayer this time, including three Zombies experiences, changes to traditional player-versus-player and, the newly added Blackout mode.
Here’s everything known about Blackout and the Black Ops 4 beta ahead of the official launch on October 12th.
- PS4 beta start date: Monday, September 10th
- Xbox One beta start date: Friday, September 14th
- PC early access beta start date: Friday, September 14th
- PC open beta start date: Saturday, September 15th
The end date for Blackout is the same for all platforms – Monday, September 17th.
The times for the start and end time are the same across all platforms and dates:
- UK: 6 pm (BST)
- Europe: 7 pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 1 pm (EDT)
- West Coast US: 10 am (PDT)
Participants in the first Black Ops 4 beta have immediate access to the Blackout mode. Players who have the previous client pre-loaded will need a quick update to get you in.
If you haven’t participated in the Black Ops 4 beta, to access this round, you must pre-order the game to get a key. Purchases from a store will receive a code from the retailer, while digital purchases will grant your account automatic access.
PC players download the game through BattleNet. No need to pre-order to play the Black Ops 4 beta, though doing so will give you one day of early access.
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